Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul ★★★ Fear Eats the Soul; Angst Essen Selle auf 1974

A widow cleaning woman in her 60s has a love affair with a Moroccan man 30 years her junior. To no one's surprise, both encounter racism and moral hypocrisy in West Germany. Serious melodrama from Fassbinder, who wrote it and appears as the squirmy son-in-law. In German with English subtitles. 68m/C VHS, DVD . GE Brigitte Mira, El Hedi Ben Salem, Irm Hermann; D: Rainer Werner Fassbinder; W: Rainer Werner Fassbinder; C: Jurgen Jurges.